Update on CEER-RAERESA Capacity building in Africa

In 2019, CEER signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA) to help build a sustainable regional energy market in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region (EA-SA-IO), which is conducive to investment and promoting sustainable development.

This MoU facilitates peer to peer assistance, the exchange of best regulatory practices, training, practical learning and study tours for exposure to international best practice.

CEER has completed 2 activities in 2019 and two others are planned later in 2019:

Study tour/Market Monitoring Training, Belgium, February 2019

  • Thirteen energy regulators from nine African countries participated in a week-long combined study tour and CEER Wholesale and Retail Market Monitoring Training in Brussels.
  • The focus was on wholesale and retail market monitoring.

Executive-Level Seminar, Kenya, June 2019

  • Energy representatives from 5 African countries (Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Somalia and South Sudan) joined CEER’s three regulatory experts (from Lithuania, the Czech Republic and the UK) in this two-day Executive-Level Seminar on Regulatory Policy, Autonomy and Governance.

Peer Review, Kenya, 2019 (tbc)

  • Peer review of the Energy Regulators Association of East (EREA) and of the Independent Regulatory Body (IRB), exact time to be decided.

Study tour/Training, 2019 (tbc)

  • Combined study tour and Training on Promoting Gender Balance and Diversity in Energy Regulatory Authorities, exact time and venue to be decided.